Living in fear does not make us safer

Staff Editorial

March 23, 2018

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On Wednesday, Mar. 14, New Trier held its breath as news slowly trickled in about the gunman situation at Northwestern. Everybody knows somebody there. 9th period that day felt like the longest 40 minutes ever.   Around 2:15 P.M.,...

We need change now

Staff Editorial

March 23, 2018

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On Tuesday Mar. 20, yet another school shooting took place, this time in Maryland at Great Mills High School. A seventeen year old male shot and wounded two students with a handgun, before being shot by resource officer Blaine...

We should be scared of our own potential

Mia Sherin

March 23, 2018

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The thought of a school shooting has always been scary. As a young kid in a lockdown drill, no one ever announced, “Yes, I welcome a shooter! Let me fend them off. I got this.” No, we all cowered in a corner, imagining the what...

Don’t hate if I don’t participate

Michelle Yurovsky

March 23, 2018

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I used to be pretty shy in the majority of my classes. In most other situations, I am extremely social. I love meeting new people and making new friends.  For some reason when it came down to participating in classes, I found i...

Stop coddling students

Arjun Thakkar

March 23, 2018

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“Commit minds to inquiry.” The first part of New Trier’s mission statement. It suggests that we as students should dedicate ourselves to the never ending quest for understanding, the search for knowledge, and the pursuit o...

Activism begins in the voting booths

Staff Editorial

March 16, 2018

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In the past several years, young people have driven major movements for social and political change: we declared that Time’s Up, we showed up for the Women’s March in masses, and we led the protests in Ferguson and Baltimore...

It’s 2018. Let me wear a tank top

Mia Sherin

March 16, 2018

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Sometimes, I sweat at badminton practice. Crazy, I know. It turns out it is actually an intense sport with conditioning. Not to say that I don’t sweat after immediately starting to run, but still. We work out. Sometimes, now this ...

In defense of the humanities

Arjun Thakkar

March 16, 2018

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Ask any high school student what their favorite subject is, and unfortunately, they probably won’t say language. Probably not history. And most definitely not English. To be fair, everyone knows that lunch is objectively the b...

Do I need my phone?

Ezra Wallach

March 16, 2018

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A survey conducted by the Kaiser Foundation showed that kids use technology for 7.5 hours a day, not including school. Even more surprising, this was back in 2009. While this is just one statistic, it has greater consequences;...

The struggles of being Jew-ish

Michelle Yurovsky

March 16, 2018

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I consider myself to be Jewish. My dad is a Russian Jewish immigrant who moved to the United States when he was thirteen years old. With them, he and his family brought their faith along. My mom, on the other hand, was born in...

Don’t let the walkout lose its meaning

Emily Abt

March 9, 2018

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On Wednesday, Mar. 14, the 17 minute ENOUGH National School Walkout, organized by Women’s March Youth EMPOWER will be taking place at many schools throughout the nation. ENOUGH has expressed that this walkout may take many...

Fifty Shades of not too shabby

Mia Sherin

March 9, 2018

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This past weekend, my friends and I decided that there was only one respectable way to spend our post-Winter Carnival Friday night: watching “Fifty Shades of Grey.” None of us had ever seen it, which seemed like a crime i...